Johann Dientzenhofer

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Baroque house Rittergasse 4 in Fulda, home of Johann Dientzenhofer, built by himself in 1710

Johann Dientzenhofer (25 May 1663 – 20 July 1726) was a builder and architect during the Baroque period in Germany.

Johann was born in St. Margarethen near Rosenheim, Bavaria, a member of the famous Dientzenhofer family of German architects, who were among the leading builders in the Bohemian and German Baroque which included his brothers Georg Dientzenhofer (1643–1689), Wolfgang Dientzenhofer (1648–1706), Christoph Dientzenhofer (7 July 1655 – 20 June 1722) and Leonhard Dientzenhofer (1660–1707), Johann's son Justus Heinrich Dientzenhofer (1702–1744) and his nephew Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer (1689–1751). Dientzenhofer died in Bamberg.


  • For the Prince-Abbot of Fulda:
  • For the Prince-Bishop of Bamberg:
  • For Others
    • Bad Kissingen: Neues Rathaus (1709)
    • Bamberg
      • Böttingerhaus (1708–1713)
      • Palais Rotenhan (1711–1718)
      • Bibra Palais (Bibra Haus) (1714–1716)
    • Holzkirchen (Unterfranken): Abbey Church and other buildings
    • Banz Abbey: Abbey Church and other buildings ('from 1707 after the death of his brother Leonhard Dientzenhofer who had the original commission)
    • Kleinheubach: Castle for the Princes of Löwenstein-Wertheim (using the plans of Louis de la Fosse)
    • Litzendorf: Parish church of St. Wenzel
    • Oberschwappach by Knetzgau: Schloss
    • Staffelstein: Baroque remodel of chapel on Veitsberg (1718–1719)
    • Ullstadt (Mittelfranken): Castle for the barons von Frankenstein (1718–1725)
    • Würzburg: Facade of Neumünster church (1711–1716)

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